No Dogs and Italians

Monday, 23 October 20:00 – Müze Gazhane
Saturday, 28 October 21:00 – Institut Français

No Dogs and Italians / Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens
Director: Alain Ughetto
France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal (2021) 1h10d Drama, All Audiences

Dogs and Italians Don’t Enter is an impressive stop-motion docu-drama that won 12 awards at various international festivals, including the Special Jury Prize at last year’s Annecy Film Festival. At the beginning of the twentieth century, in the north of Italy, life has become very difficult and the Ughetto’s dream of starting all over again abroad. Luigi Ughetto crosses the Alps and starts a new life in France, changing the fate of his beloved family forever. The story of the family is followed by the grandson. This film, which the director constructs as an imaginary conversation with his grandmother Cesira, asking her everything she wants to know, pays homage to the courage of the Italian immigrant generation living at the end of the 19th century while witnessing their lives.